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Buying into Capitalism? Employee Ownership in a Disconnected Era.

  This article considers whether employee ownership mitigates the negative workplace outcomes identified by the Disconnected Capitalism Thesis (DCT). Drawing on a programme of in‐depth interviews with workers and managers in employee‐owned businesses (EOBs), the article reveals how they are partially insulated from the vicissitudes endemic within contemporary capitalism. In contrast to the workplace outcomes envisaged within the DCT, these firms are characterized by strong workforce participation, high levels of employment security, active employee engagement and strong levels of employee creativity. Not only are these features beneficial for productivity and firm performance, they generate a form of ‘connected’ capitalism, partially offsetting wider negative systemic forces at play in the economy.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    18 April 2018

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Wiley

  • DOI:

    10.1111/bjir.12309

  • ISSN:

    0007-1080

  • Library of Congress:

    HD28 Management. Industrial Management

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    658.4038 Information Management

Citation

Brown, R., McQuaid, R., Raeside, R., Dutton, M., Egdell, V., & Canduela, J. (2018). Buying into Capitalism? Employee Ownership in a Disconnected Era. British Journal of Industrial Relations, https://doi.org/10.1111/bjir.12309

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Keywords

Management of Technology and Innovation; General Business, Management and Accounting; Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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    This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Brown, R. , McQuaid, R. , Raeside, R. , Dutton, M. , Egdell, V. and Canduela, J. (2018), Buying into Capitalism? Employee Ownership in a Disconnected Era. British Journal of Industrial Relations. . doi:10.1111/bjir.12309, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/bjir.12309
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